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Today PI Meuti and Graduate Student Caitlin Peffers visited Medina Middle School, a Columbus public school serving diverse and immigrant students. We first shared some information on how we became interested in entomology, our educational and career paths, as well as other job opportunities available in entomology and other STEM fields. Then we passed around some really cool insects and other arthropods, asked and answered questions about their biology, and allowed students to touch and hold them. As you can see, it was quite a hit!
Today members of the recently formed Tick Task Force, including PI Meuti, participated in a largescale outreach event at the first ever Science Festival at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio. At the event, we handed out tick ID card, showed people how to properly remove ticks using large models and showed people what real ticks look like using microscopes and 3D printed models.
Highest kuddos go to Dr. Sarah Short for leading the task force and for developing the cards and designing the tick models.
Best of all, we had some special visitors drop by the booth (after all, it was May the 4th).